JetBlue Airways is launching five-times-daily service between Boston Logan International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport on May 23, 2013.

JetBlue Airways is launching five-times-daily service between Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) on May 23, 2013.

To mark the announcement of its 78th destination, JetBlue Airways has launched a special $17.76 one-way “independence” fare, for travel between May 28 and June 19, 2013.


The fare includes government taxes/fees and must be purchased by December 14, by the earlier of 11:59 PM ET or local time, and is only available for flights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the sale-fare travel period.

JetBlue Airways has a two-aircraft-type fleet, which includes a large number of Embraer 190s (like the one seen here) as well as Airbus A320s

 

“Five JetBlue flights every day definitely beats a long drive, or the current air alternative,” says Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s vice president of network planning.

“We are absolutely thrilled that travelers in the Philadelphia region will now have convenient access to JetBlue, an airline that has distinguished itself with the kind of innovation and customer service that we value,” saiys Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

JetBlue says it has added an average of five new destinations per year from its Boston focus city since it first launched service there in 2004, and now serves more cities from BOS than any other airline in the history of Boston Logan International Airport.

In the past year, JetBlue Airways has added non-stop service from Boston to Dallas/Fort Worth; Grand Cayman; St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands; and Nantucket, and plans to begin serving Charleston, South Carolina from Boston in early 2013.

JetBlue’s schedule between Boston and Philadelphia will see its first flight of the day depart BOS at 6:40 a.m. daily from May 23 and land at PHL at 8:09 a.m. The next flight will leave BOS at 8:45 a.m. and reach PHL at 10:16 a.m. The airline’s third flight is timed to push back from the gate at BOS at 11:24 a.m. and to touch down at PHL at 12:50 p.m.

This is an unusual close-up shot of a JetBlue Airways Embraer 190 from the underside of its wing

 

The airline’s fourth Boston-Philadelphia flight of the day is scheduled to begin taxiing at BOS at 3:15 p.m., in order to make a 4:49 p.m. arrival at PHL. JetBlue’s last flight of the day on the route will leave BOS at 6:10 p.m. and get to PHL at 7:49 p.m.

On the Philadelphia-Boston sector, JetBlue’s first flight of the day departs PHL at 8:45 a.m. daily from May 23 and arrives at BOS at 10:17 a.m. Next, a 10:55 a.m. flight from PHL will reach BOS at 12:27 p.m. Following that, the third flight is timed to leave PHL at 1:25 p.m. and land at BOS at 2:54 p.m.

JetBlue’s fourth Philadelphia-Bostion flight of the day pushes back from the gate at PHL at 5:25 p.m., in order to make a 7:06 p.m. arrival at BOS. The last flight of the day on the route will see an 8:25 p.m. departure from PHL reach BOS at 9:54 p.m.

Customers connecting through Boston on JetBlue from select destinations can also connect to Europe and beyond on JetBlue’s partner airlines Aer Lingus, American Airlines, Icelandair, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic, or to destinations throughout New England with Cape Air.

JetBlue will operate all its flights between Boston and Philadelphia with Embraer 190 aircraft.

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